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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0


TDI PD 130 for performance and economy, quality, safety, space


Top models are overpriced


Latest Passat models build on their reputation for high standards of quality, and still rank amongst the best choices in this class. Revised rather than completely re-designed, to keep it ahead of rivals such as Mondeo. Changes to the bodywork include new lights both front and rear, a larger corporate grille and flashings of chrome, while there is the choice of excellent petrol and diesel units.

This includes the satisfyingly swift TDI PD 130.

What owners say about this car

Bought this nearly new, been so reliable and economical, 212k miles later I still own it. The 1.9TDI motors are... Read owner review

Huge boot and flat folding seats. I have moved house loads of time with this car and even... Read owner review

Enormous boot, masses of legroom, very long legged on motorway, cruises effortlessly. Read owner review

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